NCIS Season 19 Spoilers: What Could the Return of Meredith Eaton Mean?

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A few days more before Collective Memory airs, but we're already so antsy. But here we're to tell you that NCIS Season 19, Episode 9, will be the last episode for a while, so any excuse to miss it is immediately invalid, considering Meredith Eaton could be back on the show.

NCIS Season 19: What Could Meredith’s Return Bring?

Wilmer Valderrama (who portrays Torres) revealed a "big secret" in a new Instagram post, showing a video of himself on set with the MacGyver alum. Given the fact that Eaton was wearing an NCIS visitor's badge, it's safe to assume she's back to play a part.


Eaton hasn't been in the franchise in quite some time. Carol Wilson of the CDC, her character, last featured on NCIS: New Orleans in 2014. Prior to that, she appeared in several NCIS episodes over a few years. Her character had a long-standing bond with Abby, which makes us question if we'll hear anything about her in the future.

Is it possible that Eaton will return to a new role? It's feasible, and theoretically possible that Matty Webber lives in the larger NCIS universe. Remember that MacGyver and Hawaii Five-0 had a crossover, and Hawaii Five-0 had previously crossed over with NCIS: LA.

Although anything is technically possible, we'd put our metaphorical money on Carol because she has a history with the NCIS. There are a slew of reasons why she'd appear in a 2021 TV show if she's still with the CDC.

NCIS Season 19, Episode 9 Spoilers

The official synopsis for the upcoming episode Collective Memory reads: “When a hotshot financial advisor is found shot at a naval station, NCIS investigates the case by interviewing the victim’s three-dimensional hologram of herself, which she created before her death.”

So, how do you conduct an interview with a hologram? Even though there is a serious case at hand that needs to be resolved, we're sure there will be some comedic material throughout this episode.

Above all, there's one notion that comes to mind when we think about all of this: It's a great shame Gibbs isn't here to witness it all. Imagine him conducting an interview with a hologram.

NCIS Season 19, Episode 9 airs Monday, Dec. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and is available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.